The barriers to an autism diagnosis are especially challenging for women and girls. A big part of the problem is still the perception of autism as a ‘male’ condition.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Young male rats can recognize rats they’ve recently met, whereas young females treat new acquaintances like strangers, research shows.
Even when they share identical genetic backgrounds, mice from separate litters show different patterns of development, according to a new study.
Autistic people are at an increased risk for intentional self-harm and death by suicide, but co-occurring psychiatric conditions may drive those behaviors.
Researchers expand a massive repository of data on gene activity in people to show differences between males and females.
On 18 November, Donna Werling spoke about gene-expression patterns in the brains of autistic people, with an emphasis on neurobiology and sex differences.
William Mandy talks about the golden hours for writing and why — when there isn’t a pandemic — he likes attending conferences in new parts of the world.
Autistic children’s traits track with subtle, autism-like behaviors in their mothers; women with these traits may also carry a genetic predisposition to the condition.